Action & Adventure

Action and adventure fiction is the epitomy of escapist reading. Browse all our articles, starting with the most recent, featuring books that contain elements of action and adventure, whether it is travel, charting new frontiers, hunting down others or being hunted themselves. Often there is some sort of peril to evade, mystery to solve and/or justice to deliver.

Recent stand out reads in this genre for us include The Phoenix Crown by Kate Quinn and Janie Chang, Stuart Turton’s The Devil and the Dark Water and TJ Newman’s Falling, and then of course you can’t go wrong with the iconic bestsellers Life of Pi by Yann Martel, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. All these novels are guaranteed to entertain. There is a book to satisfy everyone’s quest for adventure from the safety and comfort your favourite reading chair.

Apple Island Wife by Fiona Stocker, Review: Refreshing humour

Apple Island Wife by Fiona Stocker, Review: Refreshing humour

Apple Island Wife: Slow Living in Tasmania is the delightful first memoir from Fiona Stocker, escaped Brit turned Tassie farm owner and freelance writer. Apple Island Wife Synopsis Slow Living in Tasmania What happens when you leave city life and move…

FORTUNE by Lenny Bartulin, Book Review: Gripping

FORTUNE by Lenny Bartulin, Book Review: Gripping

Fortune by Lenny Bartulin, is a gripping, globe-spanning historical epic. Read my full review. * Not to be confused with the 2021 Booker Prize-shortlisted The Fortune Men. Fortune Synopsis In 1806 Napoleon Bonaparte conquered Prussia. Beginning on the very day he…

THE CHAIN by Adrian McKinty, Book Review: A chilling plot

THE CHAIN by Adrian McKinty, Book Review: A chilling plot

The Chain, Adrian McKinty’s unashamedly commercial new stand-alone thriller, features a chilling plot and seems written for the big screen. The ChainBook Synopsis VICTIM. KIDNAPPER. CRIMINAL. YOU WILL BECOME EACH ONE. The morning starts like any other. Rachel Klein drops her…

Shoot Through by J M Green, Book Review: Dark & deadly humour

In Shoot Through, J M Green’s third book in her highly successful crime series, Stella Hardy the wisecracking social worker, is back to tackle crooked private contractors, an exotic cattle scam, and a delicious Mushroom Jalfrezi. Shoot Through (Stella Hardy…

Bridge of Clay, Review: Markus Zusak’s beguiling narrative

Bridge of Clay, Review: Markus Zusak’s beguiling narrative

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak is masterful in its capacity to move readers. An epic tale of normal people swimming against the flood of life. Read my full review. Bridge of Clay Synopsis Long-listed for Indie Book Awards Fiction 2019 Let…

The Dinosaur Artist by Paige Williams, Review: Prehistoric fascinations

The Dinosaur Artist by Paige Williams, Review: Prehistoric fascinations

The Dinosaur Artist… obsession, betrayal, and the quest for Earth’s ultimate trophy. New Yorker magazine staff writer Paige Williams delves into the surprisingly perilous world of fossil collectors in this fascinating true tale. Read on for our full review. The Dinosaur Artist Synopsis:…

Eilidh McGinness on how THE CYPHER BUREAU all began

Eilidh McGinness on how THE CYPHER BUREAU all began

Today we welcome author Eilidh McGinness to discuss how she came to write her new historical fiction novel The Cypher Bureau. PLUS, to celebrate The Cypher Bureau‘s release Eilidh has very generously offered 2 paperback copies for worldwide giveaway. The Cypher…

Early Riser by Jasper Fforde, Review: Topical dystopian flair

Early Riser by Jasper Fforde, Review: Topical dystopian flair

Early Riser, Jasper Fforde’s latest standalone novel, is a clever zany adventure. But it took me a while to find my reading groove in the first-person narrative and Fforde’s peculiar alternate world. Early Riser Synopsis Imagine a world where all humans must…